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Population Genetic Structure of the Twospotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) from China
It is argued that the reasons for the remarkable distinction among the Chinese populations of the twospotted spider mite are probably geographical barriers and the use of different host plants.
Homoplastic evolution and host association of Eriophyoidea (Acari, Prostigmata) conflict with the morphological-based taxonomic system.
By integrating morphological and molecular information and host plant choice, it is possible to obtain a more accurate taxonomy and a deeper phylogenetic understanding of Eriophyoidea.
Identification of two lineages of host-associated eriophyoid mites predisposed to different levels of host diversification.
Lineages of mites that have in the past been able to radiate and adapt to diverse plants may therefore be predisposed to continue their expansion on new hosts, although additional clades need to be tested.
Invasion Genetics of the Western Flower Thrips in China: Evidence for Genetic Bottleneck, Hybridization and Bridgehead Effect
Investigation of the genetic structure and routes of range expansion of 14 F. occidentalis populations in China found low genetic differentiation among all the populations and strong evidence for gene flow, especially from the three southwestern populations (Baoshan, Dali and Kunming) to the other Chinese populations.
The phylogenetic position of eriophyoid mites (superfamily Eriophyoidea) in Acariformes inferred from the sequences of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear small subunit (18S) rRNA gene.
This work inferred the high-level phylogeny of Acari with the mitochondrial (mt) genome sequences of 110 species including four eriophyoid species, and the nuclear small subunit (18S) rRNA gene sequences of 226 species including 25 eriophyoidea, and rejected the monophyly of Trombidiformes.
Evidence for high dispersal ability and mito-nuclear discordance in the small brown planthopper, Laodelphax striatellus
It is shown that the SBPH populations in China lack significant differences in genetic structure, suggesting extensive gene flow, and this mito-nuclear discordance is explained as a result of historical population recolonization or mitochondria adaptation to climate.
Effects of Wolbachia on mtDNA variation and evolution in natural populations of Tetranychus urticae Koch
The neutrality tests do not show a clear effect of Wolbachia infection on patterns of mtDNA variation and substitution in spider mites.
Eriophyoidea of China: a review of progress, with a checklist
This paper reviews the taxonomic research on the superfamily Eriophyoidea in China, with an updated checklist of 932 species belonging to 3 families, 10 subfamilies, 15 tribes and 187 genera,
Identification and molecular phylogeny of agriculturally important spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences, with an emphasis on Tetranychus.
The relationships of nine agriculturally important species in the Tetranychidae from China are examined based on mitochondrial (cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1) and nuclear (internal transcribed spacer 1 and 2 of ribosomal RNA gene) sequences to confirm the monophyly of the morphologically defined Tetranyachidae, Panonychus, Amphitetranychus and Petrobia.
Mitochondrial genome reorganization provides insights into the relationship between oribatid mites and astigmatid mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes: Oribatida)
The results show that rearranged gene orders in the mt genomes characterize various lineages of oribatid mite lineages and astigmatid mites, and have potential phylogenetic information for resolving the high-level ( cohort or supercohort) phylogeny of Oribatida.